Sunday, February 7, 2016

More Sense of His Care

Last week I got off track on the subject of Faith In My Savior.  I found a Relief Society Article that mentioned faith in the Savior as women.  Then I went off on one of my favorite subject:  Unity in RS for women.  I may fix that or come back to the subject of faith at another time.

I have thought about today's words:  More Sense of His Care. It is wider and deeper than simply acknowledging that he cares for us or that we need to be more dependent on Him.  The words 'sense of' brings another feeling to my mind, but the thoughts will not coalesce into the appropriate words.

Our physical senses are the ability to see, hear, smell, taste and touch or feel.  What is a spiritual sense?  See and hear are used by the scriptures often; he that can see or hear, let him see or hear which indicates another level, a spiritual level to sight and sound.  There is a spiritual level to feel, something akin to love, compassion and joy that supersedes the physical realm. 

Sense of His Care could be an augmentation to need.  It may be that special bond that comes from awareness and feeling that 'His Care' is The Pure Love of Christ.  

The best words of wisdom come from the line from the Hymn 124 Be Still My Soul:  "Leave to thy God to order and provide."  How better can we acknowledge and tap into the 'care' that he freely gives? 

At times there are thoughts going through my head that I cannot explain. Perhaps none of this makes sense to anyone; I thought about it a lot and may be way off.  Please share your thoughts

 Some words from the prophets: (with transfer errors intact)
am convinced that none of us can appreciate how deeply it wounds the loving heart of the Savior of the world when he finds that his people do not feel confident in his care or secure in his hands or trust in his commandments.

Listen to this wonderful passage from President George Q. Cannon teaching precisely this very doctrine: “No matter how serious the trial, how deep the distress, how great the affliction, [God] will never desert us. He never has, and He never will. He cannot do it. It is not His character [to do so]. He is an unchangeable being; the same yesterday, the same today, and He will be the same throughout the eternal ages to come. We have found that God. We have made Him our friend, by obeying His Gospel; and He will stand by us. We may pass through the fiery furnace; we may pass through deep waters; but we shall not be consumed nor overwhelmed. We shall emerge from all these trials and difficulties the better and purer for them, if we only trust in our God and keep His commandments” (“Freedom of the Saints,” in Collected Discourses, comp. Brian H. Stuy, vols. [1987–92], 2:185; emphasis added).
Elder Talmage used the word succor. Do you know its meaning? It is used often in the scriptures to describe Christ’s care for and attention to us. It means literally “to run to.” What magnificent way to describe the Savior’s urgent effort in our behalf! Even as he calls us to come to him and follow him, he is unfailingly running to help us.

 He wishes us to come unto him, to follow him, to be comforted by him. Then he wishes us to give comfort to others. However halting our steps are toward him—though they shouldn’t be halting at all—his steps are never halting toward us. May we have enough faith to accept the goodness of God and the mercy of his Only Begotten Son. May we come unto him and his gospel and be healed. By Elder Jeffrey R. Holland  

The quotes say there is more to His care than we can see on the surface.  Learning to 'sense' this is the tie that binds us to him spiritually.  Make sense?  



1 comment:

  1. It makes perfect sense- no pun intended. To have a sense of His care brings into your life that peace that " passeth all understanding." It is a peace you cannot find anywhere else- doing anything else to get it. There is no meditation or self help program that can bring you the peace of Christ like having a true sense of His care through faith on Him and living the gospel. It is one of those almost unexplainable experiences.